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12+ Paleo Breakfast & Brunch Ideas

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What’s Inside: Need some new Paleo Breakfast ideas or hosting a brunch? In this roundup of 12+ Paleo Breakfast and Brunch Recipes, there’s something for everyone — from muffins to bagels, salads and frittatas, oh my! Plus I’m including some helpful entertaining tips to feed a group like a pro.

Brunch Is the Most Fun Meal of the Day!

I have a love affair with lazy weekend breakfasts or brunch and I really enjoy hosting brunches, too! Putting love into my food for my family and friends is one of my favorite ways to celebrate any special occasion or literally just… like, Sundays. Throwing a brunch party is a great way to do it. Whether it’s paleo potluck style or me whipping up a batch of waffles, big ol’ crudité board, extra large coffee pot, and an awesome frittata — it’s the BEST.

I also always encourage people who feel that FOMO from eating out because of dietary restrictions or allergies to just make their favorite breakfast recipes and brunch dishes at home, paleo-style.

That’s why I’m sharing 12+ Paleo Breakfast and Brunch Ideas today — to inspire you to have more fun in the kitchen with ease.

AIP Paleo Waffles (egg-free, nut-free, vegan)

Get Creative with Your Paleo Breakfast or Brunch

The best part of cooking breakfast or brunch for a crowd is that you can totally customize it for who you’re serving, the occasion, or a theme! Keep it vegetarian (or whatever diet you and your guests adhere to), give it some holiday flair, make it more savory or sweet … the options are endless. These Paleo brunch recipes are perfect for special occasions, too, like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, Christmas, and wedding or baby showers!

Plus, you can plan ahead to make some dishes ahead of time so that you’re not stuck in the kitchen during your entire brunch or breakfast party. Menu items like waffles, pancakes, coffee cake, walnut loaf, bagels, frittata, muffins, and sausage patties are perfect for meal-prepping ahead of your event and warming up before serving.

Then, as your guests arrive, make dishes like smoothies, salads, drinks, and shakshuka so that they’re fresh and ready to serve.

Tips for Throwing an Awesome Brunch Party

  • Have tea bags ready and displayed.
  • Brew a big pot of coffee (or my favorite AIP coffee alternative), and keep it warm (if you don’t have a large coffee pot like me, I love these – they stay warm all day long)
  • Get water on the table, or you might forget to offer it.
  • Set the table before guests arrive.
  • Start baking ahead of time. You can make baked goods the day/night before or a couple of days beforehand so it’s in the bag (i.e. carrot cake, muffins, etc.) – and you won’t have a mixer/flour mess on your hands to clean that morning.
  • For things like waffles or pancakes, have that done before guests arrive. It can get overwhelming to keep track of it when people are there, you can make them a couple of hours before and store them in the lowest setting of your oven to keep warm. Keep them on a drying rack over a baking sheet so they don’t get soggy.
  • You can toss salads together beforehand, too, just omit the dressing until it’s time to serve. And just store in the fridge! Keep any soggy ingredients separate from your greens.
  • While eggs, omelettes, and frittatas can be made ahead, I feel they’re best fresh, so I usually leave that for last to pull out of the oven as guests arrive.
  • If serving alcohol, let them do it themselves! Have a mimosa bar with orange juice and champagne with glasses so people can mix it up themselves and get mingling. Mocktails are also fun with fresh fruit juice and sparkling water (or kombucha)!
  • If making smoothies, wait until it’s time to serve to blend them up so that they don’t melt or separate while coming to room temperature.

12+ Easy Paleo Brunch Recipes

Check out this growing collection of my favorite Paleo breakfast recipes and Paleo brunch recipes! They’re easy to make, packed with nutritious ingredients, and absolutely delicious! Perfect for special occasions, holidays, and lazy weekend mornings alike.

20 Minute Green Shakshuka with Spinach

4.50 from 18 votes
Total Time: 22 minutes
how to make green shakshuka recipe
This easy and quick-to-make green shakshuka recipe combines eggs, together with spinach, arugula and homemade chimichurri sauce. There's no tomato, or feta cheese! The dish is made stovetop in a single skillet. Shakshuka is often enjoyed for breakfast, but this green twist on classic shakshuka is a terrific 30-minute dinner idea, too!
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Smoked Salmon Dip and Crudité Board

4.56 from 45 votes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Smoked Salmon Dip & Spring Crudité Board via Food by Mars
This delicious dairy-free smoked salmon dip makes for a perfect crudité board! All the seasonal veggies you can find, and you're in business as far as paleo appetizers go 🙂 The dijon mustard, dill, and coconut cream make this so luscious – your guests won't be able to resist.
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Tortilla Española with Sweet Red Peppers (Spanish Omelette)

4.20 from 5 votes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Tortilla Española with Sweet Red Peppers
Savory and slightly sweet with sweet red peppers, this full proof, but half-baked tortilla Española recipe will be your new favorite brunch or breakfast dish. This is not your mama’s frittata!
(paleo-friendly, Whole30)
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Paleo Coffee Cake

Paleo Coffee Cake (AIP, Vegan) via Food by Mars
Nutty, sweet and packed full of cinnamon, this Paleo coffee cake is crazy good. Make this coffee cake for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert!
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Classic Deviled Eggs (paleo, gluten-free)

4.18 from 23 votes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Deviled eggs are one popular appetizer and is one of the easiest crowd pleasers for your holiday tables! The secret is to make them with top-notch, fresh ingredients.
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Gluten-free & Paleo Everything Bagels (egg-free)

4.06 from 52 votes
Total Time: 50 minutes
gluten-free and paleo bagels
These hand-rolled Paleo everything bagels make for a fun and scrumptious weekend project. Enjoy them with any topping you love, and make extras to pop in the fridge or freezer to enjoy all week long!
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Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad

4.50 from 4 votes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad (Whole30, Paleo-, AIP-friendly) via Food by Mars
(Whole30, Paleo-,AIP-Friendly) Packed with protein and healthy fats, this fancy and yet simple salad will nourish you with all the textures and flavor it has to offer!
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AIP Breakfast Waffle Recipe (Eggless, Vegan, Paleo)

3.87 from 119 votes
Total Time: 25 minutes
AIP Paleo Waffles (egg-free, nut-free, vegan)
A lower-carb waffle that’s allergen-friendly. These delicious waffles are crispy, fluffy and so flavorful! (AIP, Paleo, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Vegan)
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Salmon Salad Tartines

5 from 7 votes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Salmon Tartines (Paleo, AIP-friendly, Mayo-free, Whole30-friendly)
(Mayo-free, AIP-friendly, Paleo, Whole30-friendly) These tartines make a perfect lunch or appetizer, it takes just minutes to make and is packed with omega-3’s and flavor.
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Paleo Carrot Walnut Cake (gluten-free, refined sugar-free)

4.14 from 52 votes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Paleo Carrot Walnut Loaf Cake via Food by Mars
Spiced and a little sweet, this fluffy carrot cake is the perfect winter treat. Top it off with a little whipped cream for the grand finale! 
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Flourless Pumpkin Muffins (paleo, refined sugar-free)

4.23 from 67 votes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Flourless Pumpkin Muffins via Food by Mars (Paleo, Refined sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free)
Paleo Flourless Pumpkin Muffins coming right up! These simple, nutritious, and delicious babies will satisfy your pumpkin spice cravings.
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AIP English Muffin (paleo, vegan, gelatin-free)

4.03 from 179 votes
Total Time: 8 minutes
AIP English Muffin with coconut yogurt and strawberry jam
3-minutes and 7-ingredients until you have an allergen-friendly, crispy and chewy English muffin ready to go!
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Lemon Jasmine Tea Smoothie (Paleo, Dairy-free)

3.43 from 7 votes
This floral, energizing tea mixed in a fruity smoothie boosts your tea ritual to new levels! You'll love how flavorful it is.
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Easy Oven-Baked Breakfast Sausage Patties (Paleo, AIP-friendly, Whole30)

4.59 from 36 votes
Total Time: 30 minutes
homemade baked breakfast sausage patties recipe paleo sausage patties
This baked breakfast sausage patties recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes from start to finish and only requires 8 ingredients! Perfect for an early weekday breakfast or a late weekend brunch.
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10-minute Grain-free Porridge

4.41 from 83 votes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Easy Grain-free Porridge (Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-free, Vegan)
This easy grain-free porridge can be made in just a few minutes or prepped overnight (like overnight oats!). It's Paleo, Gluten-free, and Vegan! Spice it up and top it off however you'd like.
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Best Iced Matcha Latte

4.88 from 8 votes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Using similar techniques to a traditional hot matcha latte, follow these steps to make a delicious iced matcha latte at home! 
(dairy-free, vegan, paleo)
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Coconut Passion Fruit Panna Cotta (AIP, Paleo & Low FODMAP Friendly)

3.88 from 25 votes
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
aip passion fruit panna cotta
5 ingredients and just a few minutes of prep. This easy dessert is healthy and delicious and makes for an impressive presentation. (Dairy-free, Paleo, AIP & Low FODMAP Friendly)
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Classic Chicken Cobb Salad (Paleo)

4.50 from 8 votes
Total Time: 35 minutes
how to make chicken cobb salad recipe
This Chicken Cobb Salad recipe is a classic summertime meal that turns simple chicken into a delicious, satisfying, and healthy meal. It's Paleo, simple, and made with staple ingredients! And I have suggestions to make it AIP-friendly.
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Looking for more Paleo Breakfast Recipes or Healthy Brunch Ideas?

I’ve got you covered! Here are all my breakfast and brunch recipes and check out my recipe index for all of my recipes that are perfect for every meal of the day and you can sort by dietary preferences, main ingredients, and more.

And if you love recipe roundups, check out these epic Paleo posts:

Paleo Coffee Cake Is the Perfect Brunch Dish

Coffee cake is the quintessential baked brunch menu item. It’s fluffy, sweet, and pairs perfectly with coffee, tea, and even matcha. And this Paleo version is sure to be a hit at your brunch or breakfast get-together!

Take this cake over the top with a dollop of coconut cream, dairy-free ice cream, or some Paleo caramel sauce.

AIP coffee cake via Food by Mars

Paleo Coffee Cake (and More Paleo Breakfast Ideas!)

4.63 from 16 votes
Nutty, sweet and packed full of cinnamon, this Paleo coffee cake is crazy good. Make this coffee cake, or any of the 11 other Paleo breakfast ideas in this post.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 6


Dry Ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:

Crumb topping:


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F and grease a square baking dish or a large loaf pan. (I used a 6×8.) Set aside.
  • Add the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and give it a whisk to get out any clumps.
  • Separately, to another bowl, mix coconut oil, applesauce, vinegar, and vanilla.
  • Add wet mixture into the dry and mix well into a dough. Pour milk in as you are mixing.
  • Spread the batter into your prepared cake tin evenly with a spatula. Set aside.
  • Make the topping: In a small bowl by hand (this way you don’t over-do it), whisk together all ingredients into a crumbly mixture with a fork or small whisk to get bigger crumbles.
  • Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the top of the cake batter with your hands, leaving the crumbs intact as you can.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, allow to cool and then serve! Optionally sprinkle your cake with sifted cassava flour (very lightly!!) for the look of powdered sugar.
  • Store in a closed container for a few days on the countertop or refrigerate if you want it to last longer (though it won’t be as moist).


  • If you want to use a liquid sweetener in the cake instead of coconut sugar, simply add the same amount to the wet ingredients and omit the 2 Tbsp of milk.
  • I haven’t tried a different topping, this one is my tried-and-true, but if you don’t have coconut flour, you can probably feel good about just replacing it with more tigernut flour!
Check out the full post above for more of my favorite Paleo brunch recipes!
Diet: American, British
Keywords: AIP cake, coffee cake, gluten free coffee cake, paleo coffee cake, vegan coffee cake
Course: Dessert, Snack
-Alison Marras
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  1. Wow, that’s a wonderful collection of healthy brunch ideas! Love those waffles and that coffee cake totally tempting!!!

  2. There are so many amazing options it’s hard to choose which to pick first! But that Paleo Coffee Cake looks incredible!

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